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No Cost Covid Testing

Kansas City Public Schools is partnering with the Mid-America Regional Council, KC Cares, Samuel U. Rogers Health Center and Swope Health to offer no-cost COVID-19 testing for KCPS staff, students, families and community members.

KCPS Celebrates Church As Community Champion

The Kansas City Public Schools Board of Directors and Superintendent Mark Bedell honored Friendship Baptist Church as a Community Champion during a School Board meeting on Wednesday evening, Dec. 9.

KCPS Taps Trio As Terrific Teammates

The Kansas City Public Schools Board of Directors and Superintendent Mark Bedell recognized the following staff members as Terrific Teammates during a School Board meeting Wednesday evening, Dec. 9.

KCPS Honors Six Students As Scholar Superstars

The Kansas City Public Schools Board of Directors and Superintendent Mark Bedell recognized the following students as Scholar Superstars during a virtual School Board meeting Wednesday evening, Dec. 10.

KCPS Seeking Feedback from Families with Thoughtexchange

We want to stay connected and hear your questions and ideas about how we should move forward during this pandemic and in this educational landscape. With that in mind, we're asking KCPS families for five minutes today and another five minutes tomorrow to help us plan for the future. Please join our “Thoughtexchange” today to share your thoughts and questions.

Pivot International Donates 7,000 Shields to KCPS

Pivot International, a Lenexa, KS-based global leader in product design, development, and manufacturing, has partnered with Kansas City Public Schools to enhance maximal protection for students and staff with a gift of 7,000 safety shields.

KCPS Board of Education (BOE)

The Kansas City Public Schools IT support team is changing their hours of operation for walk-in support to 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Monday through Friday at the BOE building, which is located at 2901 Troost Ave. in Kansas City, MO.

Lincoln Middle Debate Takes Tourney Title

The Lincoln Middle School debate team successfully made the case for being among the best in the region with a first-place finish in the DEBATE Kansas City (DKC) tournament held virtually on Thursday evening, Dec.3.

Cultural Equity

The Department of Language Services and Cultural Equity provides instructional leadership and resources to support linguistically and culturally diverse English Learners (ELs). English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) instruction is provided to identified students who speak a first language other than English. The method of instruction depends on the students’ English proficiency and grade level. In five of our schools, we operate classrooms for EL Students with Limited or Interrupted Formal Education (SLIFE).

Our vision for student success goes beyond reclassification of ELs as proficient in English. We aim to prepare global citizens and expand opportunities for all KCPS students to become bilingual and biliterate.

KCPS is committed to providing all English Learners with a high quality, academic education that will prepare them to be lifelong learners. We develop student leaders through culturally and linguistically responsive instruction paired with culturally relevant family and community engagement.

Instructional programs and services:

  1. Co-Teaching
  2. Sheltered Instruction
  3. Newcomer Bridge Program
  4. English Learner Identification and Placement
  5. English Learner Assessment and Evaluation
  6. KCPS Seal of Biliteracy
  7. Instructional Coaching
  8. Professional Development

Newcomer Engagement and Support services:

  1. Refugee and Immigrant Cultural Brokerage
  2. Newcomer Social Work Support
  3. Newcomer Parent Engagement
  4. EL Enrollment Support
  5. Interpretation and Translation
  6. Migrant Education Program
  7. Professional Development
KCPS Family

4904 Independence Ave.
Kansas City, Missouri 64124
Phone: 816-418-5288
EMAIL: languageservices@kcpublicschools.org